Waxy’s London WINS Irish Hospitality Global Award for Best Irish Pub in Europe

A triumphant night for Waxy O’Connor’s, the famous Irish pub with locations in London, Manchester and Glasgow, winning the Irish Pub of the Year for Europe award at the prestigious Irish Hospitality Global Awards at the Galmont Hotel in Galway on Tuesday 9th October.

Irish Pubs Global Federation host the Irish Hospitality Global Awards annually. Created to “be part of the community”, their mission is to create, connect and support a global community of Irish hospitality owners, managers and their suppliers to ensure their continued success through the important sectors of hospitality and tourism. The awards have a nomination process by the general public to produce a shortlist and then businesses have to submit their entry to include evidence as to why they should win an award to an independent judging panel made up of industry peers.

Waxy O’Connor’s gets their name from a famous 18th century candle maker from Dublin, the pub has also made itself famous for good homecooked traditional food, extensive range of beers, Irish Whiskey and Gin and of course Irish Coffee. Alexander Salussolia, Managing Director of Glendola Leisure, expressed his pride at being recognised “These awards are a real opportunity to shine a light on the very best operators in Irish Hospitality from around the world, whilst recognising the best products, service and individuals responsible for ensuring that the delivery of these is second to none”.

Salussolia continues, “Waxy O’Connor’s is an iconic business that was actually the pioneer of the Superpubs in the mid 90’s and has led the way ever since, delivering the best of Irish hospitality for over 22 years. When you’re inside, you’ve got the warmth, the welcome and the music and that’s all you need. ”
“With pubs contributing around £23.1bn to the British economy each year and figures as high as 18 pubs a week closing in UK, it’s a tough market and one I am proud to say that Waxy’s continues to excel in”.